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Most important tweaks

#1
If I had just completed a clean install (upgrade) from Win98SE to XP what are some of the most important tweaks I should consider with XP, for example getting rid of MSN Messenger, getting rid of the message balloons, any others?

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Jewelzz

OSNN Godlike Veteran
#3
Heh, you beat me to it matt :)

That thread is huge but in there is a zip file of all most all of the tweaks. It hasn't been updated (I don't think) recently. *hint* *hint* ;)
 
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pacou

Guest
#4
it is possible to entirely modify xp and to remove some of its components without problems .
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madmatt

Bow Down to the King
Political User
#5
Depends on what you want to remove.

Windows Media Player (post SP1), yes
Windows/MSN Messenger, yes
Internet Explorer (post SP1), yes

Windows Explorer, no
 
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pacou

Guest
#8
[Version]
Signature = "$Windows NT$"
DriverVer=07/01/2001,5.1.2600.0

[Components]
NtComponents=ntoc.dll,NtOcSetupProc,,4
WBEM=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,wbemoc.inf,hide,7
Display=desk.cpl,DisplayOcSetupProc,,7
Fax=fxsocm.dll,FaxOcmSetupProc,fxsocm.inf,,7
NetOC=netoc.dll,NetOcSetupProc,netoc.inf,,7
iis=iis.dll,OcEntry,iis.inf,,7
com=comsetup.dll,OcEntry,comnt5.inf,hide,7
dtc=msdtcstp.dll,OcEntry,dtcnt5.inf,hide,7
IndexSrv_System = setupqry.dll,IndexSrv,setupqry.inf,,7
TerminalServer=TsOc.dll, HydraOc, TsOc.inf,hide,2
msmq=msmqocm.dll,MsmqOcm,msmqocm.inf,,6
ims=imsinsnt.dll,OcEntry,ims.inf,,7
fp_extensions=fp40ext.dll,FrontPage4Extensions,fp40ext.inf,,7
AutoUpdate=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,au.inf,hide,7
msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7
RootAutoUpdate=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,rootau.inf,,7
IEAccess=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,ieaccess.inf,,7


Games=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,games.inf,,7
AccessUtil=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,accessor.inf,,7
CommApps=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,communic.inf,HIDE,7
MultiM=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,multimed.inf,HIDE,7
AccessOpt=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,optional.inf,HIDE,7
Pinball=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,pinball.inf,HIDE,7
MSWordPad=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,wordpad.inf,HIDE,7
ZoneGames=zoneoc.dll,ZoneSetupProc,igames.inf,,7

you see the hide ?
if you delete the hide the application appear on add/del soft control make attention if you use this
see on gpedit for the last
regards
 

madmatt

Bow Down to the King
Political User
#9
Yes, I understand that completely, but what does that have to do with your original question? Do you want to know if it is safe to remove something such as WordPad?
 
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allan

Guest
#10
On another site the question was: What are the 5 most important performance tweaks for XP? My answer was:

1) Ram - more is better

2) Do a FRESH install of XP & make sure the paging file is properly set

3) Get a broadband connection

4) Leave well enough alone - XP runs just fine out of the box

5) See #4

The only change I might make is to trim your Services as appropriate for your system.
 

syn

long live xp0!
#12
depending on version of xp, if you have professional, make sure to turn off bandwidth reserve...micro$haft likes to steal bandwidth for no reason. to do this, do this:

start > run > gpedit.msc
computer configuration > administrative templates > network
qos packet scheduler > limit reservable bandwidth.

click on enable and change from 20 to 0. more bandwidth for you. yippee.
 

syn

long live xp0!
#14
it does too, lol...it reserves bandwidth, not that they will ever use it but you only get 80% of your total due to that.
 

Perris Calderon

Moderator
Staff member
Political User
#15
syn, you are missled

qos reserves bandwidth on specific occasions, only,,,like a critical update...

there are very few downloads that will invoke this reservation of bandwidth, and unless it's invoked, you are using 100%of your available bandwidth.

nevertheless, there is no need for it on most users boxes, and you can turn it off through the services, which will help speed the boot
 
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pacou

Guest
#16
for the all people, think this xp it's very good os but if you install
bad application bad game bad config you have one patatos.

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